sulphur dioxide


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sulphur dioxide

An atmospheric pollution that, in industrial areas, can reach levels of 200 micrograms per cubic metre, and has been associated with increased mortality both from respiratory causes such as asthma and bronchitis and from heart attacks.
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The spokesman reminded the food trade to comply with the law and not to sell fresh or chilled meat adulterated with sulphur dioxide. Members of the public should purchase meat from reliable market stalls or fresh provision shops.
"We work closely with the Environment Agency and have in place an agreed plan to reduce sulphur dioxide levels at Stanlow.
Nevertheless, despite the easing of sulphur dioxide emission, Phivolcs said the volcano continues to show signs of continuing restiveness within.
The Clean AER project will cut down those emissions to between 20.000 and 25,000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide per year.
Most of the sulphur dioxide on Venus is hidden below the planet's dense upper cloud deck, because the gas is readily destroyed by sunlight.
"Today's council decision on sulphur dioxide in marine fuels is an encouraging first step to clean up shipping emissions to air that cause 50,000 premature deaths every year in Europe," Antoine Kedzierski, shipping specialist at T&E campaign group, said.
Since July 2004, Sri Lanka has encountered problems with a number of consignments of "Ceylon Cinnamon" exported to the European Communities on the grounds that consignments contained sulphur dioxide (SO2).
As they enter the planets' upper atmospheres, they heat up to temperatures of approximately 1000 degrees Celsius, releasing gases including sulphur dioxide. Sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere forms aerosols, consisting of solid and liquid particles, which deflect sunlight away from the surface, making planets cooler.
The spokesman said: "Individual meat traders have been found using sulphur dioxide to make the meat look fresher.
Sulphur dioxide and sulphites are incorporated into many food products.
The test exposes samples to salt spray within a corrosion test chamber that periodically doses the environment with sulphur dioxide gas.
Innogy says the development is crucial to ensuring the plant meets strict European limits on sulphur dioxide emissions by 2008.